Potential link between alcohol and death rates

ScienceDaily | 7/12/2018 | Staff
smnth28 (Posted by) Level 3
The study looked at health outcomes in 877 women in sub-Saharan Africa over a median follow-up time of nine years. The results of the study showed levels of ferritin, a blood marker of the extent of body iron loading, were higher in drinkers than non-drinkers.

Iron loading is when the regulation of iron in the body is compromised by alcohol consumption, leading to more of it being absorbed. It is known to cause health issues such as heart attacks, liver disease and diabetes.

Study - Levels - Ferritin - Interaction - Alcohol

The study found that higher levels of ferritin and its statistical interaction with alcohol in these subjects predicted all-cause and...
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